A local transient traded his car for a jail cell recently, after he was arrested on multiple felony charges including burglary.
On Tuesday, March 4, at a little after 9 p.m., a resident in the 100 block of Academy Lane reported that her residence had been burglarized. The woman told deputies she had left the residence at about 4 p.m., and when she returned, she found her bedroom door closed and a window into the bedroom had been broken. Missing was a laptop, one diamond earring, a ring and some prescription medication including 20 to 25 fentanyl patches and 60 pills.
The woman told deputies she suspected that the burglary had been committed by a friend’s boyfriend. The deputies located the friend who said her boyfriend had been drinking for the past several days and said that he’d never go back to jail.
When deputies located the boyfriend in his car, he had several items in his backpack that had been stolen from the Academy Lane residence.
Deputies arrested Christopher Graves, 40, of the Springs, on charges of felony burglary, felony possession of a narcotic controlled substance, felony possession or receiving stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. He was transported to the county jail.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Friday, Feb. 21:
12:12 p.m. – An old DVD player? Deputies responded to a residence in the 18000 block of Lucas Avenue following the report of a burglary. The residence is a vacation home and the owner hadn’t been there in two weeks, but neighbors saw lights on about a week earlier. Missing was an HP desktop computer, a curtain and curtain rod, a comforter and an old DVD player. The resident didn’t have an estimated value.
Monday, Feb. 24:
8:32 a.m. – Pot smoke gateway to hash bust. After clearing from a warrant attempt in the 100 block of Milford Lane, deputies noticed a man sitting in an auto and caught the scent of marijuana. They asked the driver how long ago he had smoked some marijuana, and he admitted to smoking a short time earlier, but made no mention of a medical marijuana card. The man admitted he was on probation, so deputies searched the vehicle and found a box with small, brown chunks of something they suspected was hashish, along with a glass pipe. After a field test proved positive for hashish, deputies arrested Jose Ornelas, 28, on charges of felony possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of paraphernalia and a probation violation. Ornelas was transported to the county jail.
10:45 p.m. – Don’t forget to search his shoes. While on patrol in the area of Nikki Drive and Serpilio Drive, a deputy noticed a vehicle was parked facing the wrong direction. A man who came out of a nearby residence told the deputy he was the owner of the car, but admitted that he didn’t have any identification. The man, who was nervous and fidgetity, told the deputy he wasn’t on probation and hadn’t been doing any illegal drugs. He said he had nothing illegal in his possession and let the deputy search his car. The deputy found drug paraphernalia and small plastic bags, but the man insisted he had no other contraband. During a search of the man, deputies found a white powdery substance in his shoes and arrested Gannon Orton, 42, on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the county jail.
Wednesday, Feb. 26:
3:15 p.m. – Ransacked house in disarray. A resident in the 1000 block of Alberca Road, reported that sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day, his house had been burglarized. The man told deputies that when he arrived at his home at 3 p.m., he discovered that the place had been ransacked, drawers were tossed and the interior was in general disarray. An open window with the screen removed led the victim to believe that was how the burglar entered. Because of the disarray, he wasn’t sure what was taken but did report a Mac desktop computer, three Kindles, some of his wife’s jewelry and two Playstations were missing.
Thursday, Feb. 27:
6:49 p.m. – Handlebar meth. While on patrol in the 18000 block of Highway 12, a deputy noticed a bicyclist who was riding without the benefit of reflectors or lights. After the lightless cyclist was stopped, he told the deputy he didn’t have any ID and he thought he might be on probation for driving without a license. While chatting with the cyclist, the deputy noticed a small plastic bag sticking out of the handlebars. Upon further review, the deputy discovered the bag contained a white powdery substance he suspected was methamphetamine. The man immediately protested, saying the bike belonged to a friend. The deputy arrested Rigoberto Castillo, 32, of the Springs, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and a probation violation. Castillo asked the deputy if he’d drop the bike off at his sister’s house, which the deputy did.
Friday, Feb. 28:
9:54 a.m. – Good way to get out of abusive relationship. Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Pine Avenue on the report of a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that a couple of days earlier, he and his husband were searching for some coins when his husband got annoyed and hit him in the nose, kicked him in the ribs and threatened to burn him with a cigarette. He chose not to report the incident at the time since his husband was on probation and would have been arrested. But the man decided the relationship had dissolved and wanted to report the incident so he’d have the opportunity to move out of the residence. The deputies arrested his 32-year-old husband and charged him with domestic violence battery and a probation violation, and he was transported to jail.
9:18 p.m. – Assault with an automobile. A resident in the 19000 block of Railroad Avenue reported that his ex-girlfriend, with whom he had a child, had tried to run him down with her car. He told deputies that he had been walking his dog along Railroad Avenue and noticed a man standing next to a car. The man started taunting the victim about child support. The victim started walking toward his residence when he heard a car revving its engine, then the car hit him in the back of his legs. The driver then tried to block the victim in while the man kept taunting the victim about child support. The victim made it to his residence and called 9-1-1. Deputies located the car and driver and arrested Leanne Callagy, 20, for felony aggravated assault with injury and felony assault with a deadly weapon, not a firearm, and transported her to jail.
Monday, March 2:
6:29 p.m. – Crime of opportunity. A resident in the 19000 block of Arnold Drive reported that someone had entered an unlocked storage shed on the property and made off with a $600 table saw and a $275 solar oven.
Wednesday, March 4:
6:14 p.m. – Tired of home, home now is juvie hall. A 14-year-old boy residing in the 300 block of Boyes Boulevard ended up in juvenile hall with battery charges after kicking his mother in the leg and hitting his father. The boy was also caught with 6.3 grams ofmarijuana and his father initially brought him to the Sonoma police station asking that his son be arrested.The youth was cited out to the Youth and Family Services diversion program.
Sheriff’s deputies were subsequently called to the boy’s home, where the father explained that he has ongoing issues with his son over marijuana, acting out and running away from home, and that the youth had been expelled from school for possession. The youth said he didn’t want to live at the residence any longer, so he received a ride to juvenile hall.